All Stars 3 is here, and viewers got to meet all the queens competing for a chance at redemption—including surprise 10th contestant BeBe Zahara Benet, who actually won Season One of RuPaul’s Drag Race back in 2009.
Nearly a decade later and the bitch is STILL serving us looks, as evidenced in tonight’s runway.
But if you need a ru-fresher course on this African violet—or you’re a late arrival to the Drag Race game—here’s why the queen from Camaroon is one fierce “face.”
Effortlessly mixing sass and class, the Lady Benet had her eye on the prize from her very first episode.
Armed with an array of catsuits and a walk that could solve world hunger, Bebe was the Oxford English Dictionary definition of “fierce.”
Even when paired with other queens, BeBe couldn’t help but stand out and show out.
Yas, bitch, make no mistake—Bebe was all biznis.
And her runway looks set the bar high for future Drag Race queens to limbo under.
I’m still convinced this leopard catsuit was the best thing that ever happened to television. It’s Chaka Khan meets Shaka Zulu.
And never let us forget, Bebe always serves you a face buffet.
Will she snatch the crown for a second time? Find on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 3 airing Thursdays at 8/7c on VH1.
Les Fabian Brathwaite contributed to this feature